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Column: Thank God for the good in Lancaster

In the spring of 2004, living in Charlotte, I found myself in a serious mid-life crisis. I prayed for change, a new walk, with new friends that loved and cared about God.
While I hoped that my prayers were heard, my father offered an invitation for me to move to Lancaster, attend his church and start afresh.
I thought: Lancaster, South Carolina? Not on your life.
But, after more praying and another few weeks of hell, I decided to take him up on his offer. You see, I’d told God that whatever offer he had for me, I would accept it no matter where it was.


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Column: VTIL ignored Van Wyck’s viewpoint on incorporation

In order to establish an area for incorporation, S.C. law states that there must be a density of 300 people per square mile before incorporation can even be proposed.
When you have subdivisions such as Sun City, Walnut Creek and Treetops, you can expand the area you are trying to incorporate much farther south because of the density in those neighborhoods.


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Column: Early in session: Replacing buses, giving SCANA ratepayers relief

By Rep. Brandon Newton

It is hard to believe we are already through the first month of the 2018 General Assembly session. Our workload has steadily picked up as bills are beginning to make their way through the committee process and onto the floor, in addition to legislation not resolved from last year.
I wanted to give a quick update on what we’re doing at the State House on some important issues:

School buses
On the first day of the session, I was proud to override Gov. McMaster’s veto of funding for new school buses for our students.


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Column: Kershaw’s Stevens Park playground needs your support

The Kershaw Community Park Council is partnering with the town of Kershaw to build a custom-designed historic “destination playground” within Stevens Park.
Our community recently suffered the loss of our very special playground, and the impact of that loss has been hugely significant for those residing in the southern end of Lancaster County.


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Column: Dominion offer is a costly payday loan

You are being offered a payday loan. You will get a $1,000 check today. The only catch is that you will have to make payments over the next 20 years totaling $4,500. Do you take the deal?
When you see something that looks too good to be true, it usually is. Make sure you read the fine print.
This is the deal that Dominion Energy is offering SCANA (SCE&G) customers in its proposed purchase/merger of SCANA, the utility provider for a third of South Carolina.


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Column: Dominion offer is a costly payday loan

You are being offered a payday loan. You will get a $1,000 check today. The only catch is that you will have to make payments over the next 20 years totaling $4,500. Do you take the deal?
When you see something that looks too good to be true, it usually is. Make sure you read the fine print.
This is the deal that Dominion Energy is offering SCANA (SCE&G) customers in its proposed purchase/merger of SCANA, the utility provider for a third of South Carolina.


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Column: Dominion executive: Proposal to buy SCE&G is good for ratepayers

The proposed partnership between South Carolina Electric & Gas and its parent company, SCANA, with Dominion Energy would benefit all South Carolinians. Once approved, the combination of the two companies would provide rate relief for customers, help community organizations, and protect thousands of jobs in the Palmetto State.
This is good news for families and communities served by SCE&G, who have seen electric rates dramatically increase in recent years because of the unfinished nuclear power facility at V.C. Summer.


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Column: U.S. in political civil war as Dems won’t accept election

By Rudy Schmidt

I believe America is in another civil war. There are no soldiers in the streets. There is no shooting yet, except in Democrat-controlled cities like Chicago and Baltimore. That is really just the nature of Democrat-controlled cities.
Guns and shooting do not make a civil war. Politics makes a civil war. Guns are how a civil war ends when truth cannot be determined and agreed on by both parties.


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Commentary: Memo no vindication for president


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Column: Luckovich cartoons go too far

I am disappointed in The Lancaster News for publishing some disrespectful cartoons by Mike Luckovich. I realize this man is a Pulitzer Prize winner and is nationally renowned, but that doesn’t excuse him for crossing the boundary of common decency.
I’ve research hundreds of his cartoons and found that he predominantly attacks Republicans, Christians and especially the current president of the United States, Donald Trump.


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